Council works in partnership with its city centre retailers to help promote our city as a destination for shopping, entertainment and events. Through a dedicated liaison, Council meets regularly with these retailers and coordinates joint activities to increase foot-traffic in our city centre and encourage patronage of our local stores.

The key areas of focus for Council’s city centre promotions include:

  • the coordinated management of the city centre
  • business liaison, coordination and communication
  • management of city centre events
  • promotion of the city centre
  • representing the interests of the city centre across all Council decisions.

Use the menu tabs in the Resources & Links section for more useful information and guides.

Promotions, competitions & giveaways

Find out about current promotions, competitions and giveaways at or contact Sarah Garnham by phone on (04) 527 2790 or email

Upcoming retail activities

City centre retailers can find details about events and activities taking place in the central business district and register for upcoming promotions and activities by using the links in the Resources & Links section.

Business crime prevention information and advice

Use the link in the Resources & Links section for information on business crime prevention, including the Privacy Act, CCTV cameras and privacy issues, Neighbourhood Support, NZ Police and Community Patrol.

Shop trading hours

Trading hours and information on Employment Relations can be viewed on the Department of Business Innovation and Employment website. For more information visit the  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website using the link in the Resources & Links section.

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Last updated on 26 Oct 2017